Group Morph Camping Activity
|This Activity is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
|Notes:||An interesting study in leadership, teamwork, and giving in for the good of the group.|
|Objective: The entire group becomes the same type of animal. |
Explain to everyone that from this point forward, no one can talk to anyone else. OK?
Explain that each camper can choose to be one of three (or four or five) types of animals:
- Tiger - hands like claws and roar.
- Deer - hands like antlers and prance.
- Gorilla - hands hang down and grunt.
When I say 'Go!', assume your animal.
When I say 'Stop!', stand straight up with your arms at your side and no talking.
We will repeat this until the entire group does the same animal.
How was the group animal decided?
How were different types of animals convinced to change?
Is that the type of leadership we want to use?
Was there a leader in a group of animals that decided to change and convince the rest of his fellow animals to change?
Who demonstrated more team support rather than personal demands? Why?